Monday, July 3, 2017

Review: Lost and Found Sisters (Wildstone #1) by Jill Shalvis

 "Let's just say that on a scale of mental breakdowns from Justin Bieber to Britney Spears, I think I'm about a Shia LaBeouf." - Quinn Weller

Lost and Found Sisters
Series: Wildstone #1
Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: William Morrow
Published: June 20, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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They say life can change in an instant… 

After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally getting her life back on track. She appears to have it all: a loving family, a dream job in one of L.A.'s hottest eateries, and a gorgeous boyfriend dying to slip an engagement ring on her finger. So why does she feel so empty, like she's looking for a missing piece she can't find?

The answer comes when a lawyer tracks down Quinn and reveals a bombshell secret and a mysterious inheritance that only she can claim. This shocking revelation washes over Quinn like a tidal wave. Her whole life has been a lie.

On impulse, Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend. She heads up the coast to the small hometown of Wildstone, California, which is just a few hours north, but feels worlds apart from Los Angeles. Though she doesn't quite fit in right away, she can't help but be drawn to the town’s simple pleasures…and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked.

As Quinn settles into Wildstone, she discovers there's another surprise in store for her. The inheritance isn't a house or money, but rather something earthshattering, something that will make her question everything she thought she knew about herself, about her family. Now with a world of possibilities opening up to Quinn, she must decide if this new life is the one she was always meant to have—and the one that could finally give her the fulfillment she's searched so long for.

I'm lucky that I am still discovering Jill Shalvis. I've only recently started to follow her books more closely. I adore her Heartbreaker Bay series and I've added every book from her previous series to my ever-growing TBR. When I leaned that Jill was publishing her very first women's fiction series, I jumped at the chance to read it. Lost and Found Sisters was everything I wanted and more. It is an incredibly poignant novel about what happens when Quinn's life is turned upside down and inside out. Still reeling from the sudden death of her sister, Quinn feels as if she's just treading water while life goes on around her. Something just didn't feel right. Her parents... Her boyfriend... Something felt off. So when a stranger approaches her in a coffee shop and her world is once again upended, Quinn does the only thing she can think of. She takes off to Wildstone to learn more about the family and life she never knew existed. 

I tend of have a mixed relationship with women's fiction. I enjoy most of the books I've read, but there are some that never really sucked me in. For that reason, I did hesitate for a nano-second before jumping at the chance to read this book. Then I remembered that this is Jill Shalvis, an author that I am loving as of late. Lost and Found Sisters was everything I adore with Jill's writing. It was beautiful and amazing. I laughed and cried. I fell in love with Mick and I immediately wanted to be Quinn's new best friend. What I truly loved about this book was that Jill makes you think. What would you have done if you were in Quinn's place? How would you have reacted? To me, that is the core of the book. Those questions, as well as Quinn and Tilly, are what stayed with me as I read the book. Well done, Jill. Good news, Lost and Found Sisters is just the beginning of the Wildstone series.

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website,, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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